Bet the Bedlam Series Oklahoma vs Oklahoma State NCAA Hoops

Posted by Eric Williams on Tuesday,February 23, 2016 1:33, EST in

The Oklahoma State Cowboys will look to trip up the third-ranked Oklahoma Sooners and end the humbling losing streak they’ve had against their in-state and Big 12 conference rivals when they square off on Wednesday night at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma State has dropped six straight against Oklahoma and recorded their last win at home almost exactly three years ago. Okay, now let’s find out which one of these teams will get the much needed NCAAB odds win.

How To Bet The No. 4 Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State NCAAB Odds & TV Info

When: Wednesday, February 24, 9:00 PM  ET
Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma
TV: ESPNU
Radio: KWON
Live Stream: WatchESPN
NCAAB Odds: TBA

Why Bet The Oklahoma Sooners

The third-ranked Sooners (21-5 SU, 11-13 ATS) got back in the win column in a big way following two straight heartbreaking losses against Kansas and Texas Tech. Oklahoma picked up an impressive 76-62 win over No. 12 West Virginia on Saturday to easily cash in as a 4-point road dog.

The Sooners got a game-high 29 points from superstar guard Buddy Hield in order to take down the Mountaineers and keep their hopes alive for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. “This game helped us get back our swagger,” said Hield. “Everybody wanted to come to West Virginia and prove something. It was fun beating them on their home court, out-toughing them on their home court.”

Guard Isaiah Cousins added 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists and Jordan Woodard chipped in 11 points and six assists as Oklahoma swept the regular season series. “They made more shots than we made,” West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins said. “They’ve got Buddy Hield and we don’t.”

Why Bet The Oklahoma State Cowboys

The Cowboys (12-15, 3-11-1 ATS) have lost two straight and five of their last six games including their humbling 71-61 loss against Texas Tech on Saturday as a 1.5-point home underdog no less. Oklahoma State made a season-high 14 three-pointers but were limited to just seven baskets inside the arc. Guard Jeff Newberry scored a team-high 16 points in the loss.

The Cowboys got out-rebounded by 11 in the loss and allowed the Red Raiders to shoot 57.1 percent from downtown. Oklahoma State averages a middling 68.6 points per game while giving up 67.1 points per game.

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Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

Oklahoma State may have gotten a win the last time out, but I don’t see the Cowboys beating the semi-desperate Sooners in this contest. While four players averaged double digits in scoring for the Cowboys, Oklahoma State is really limited offensively with Newberry averaging a team-high 11.1 points per game. The Cowboys are just 12-27-1 ATS in their last 40 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last five games and 0-6 ATS in their last half-dozen games following a double-digit loss at home.

I know the Sooners are just 3-9 ATS in their last dozen games following an SU win and an even more uninspiring 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games, but the home team in this longtime Big 12 rivalry is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings and I believe Oklahoma’s sheer desperation to both, stay on top in the Big 12 and nab a No.1 seed in the NCAA tournament will be the deciding factors that lead them to victory.

My final score prediction Oklahoma 80 Oklahoma State 71